Synopses & Reviews
Excerpted from "Journey to the West," one of the Four Great Classic Novels in Chinese literature, comes the supernatural adventure story of the Monkey God. 500 years after being imprisoned by the Buddha, Sun Wukong, the Monkey God, has been freed. The Bodhisattva Guanyin (a Buddhist who has reached Enlightenment) is on a pilgrimage from China to India to retrieve an ancient Buddhist text, and has enlisted Sun Wukong to protect him on his journey in exchange for his freedom. Guanyin's safety on the journey will be under constant threat from bandits, demons, and other supernatural beings. The Monkey God will be difficult to control— he was imprisoned for rebelling against gods and emperors. How will Guanyin be able to make the Monkey God deliver his side of their agreement? And will the two be able to complete their journey to the West?
“The remarkably detailed color illustrations open passages that words alone cannot convey. Recommended.” — LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
“Compared with other graphic novel adaptations, this version is more fully developed; it provides readers both familiar and unfamiliar with the story a clearer integration of the many narrative threads.” — LIBRARY JOURNAL
Excerpted from one of the great classic novels of Chinese literature comes the supernatural adventure story of the Monkey God, in graphic novel format. Ages 8 and up.
About the Author
JEAN DAVID MORVAN is a French comics writer who has been nominated for two Angoulême Youth Comics awards. His work has previously appeared in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #4 "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #6 "The Three Musketeers".